Traylor named DAR Good Citizen

Traylor named DAR Good Citizen

The Dr. Silas Hamilton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has recognized Carlinville High School senior Grace A. Traylor as a recipient of the DAR Good Citizens Award. Other area students to be chosen are Toni M. Odelehr, Brussels High School; Natalie Landreth, Bunker Hill High School; Holly Baalman, Calhoun High School; Kennen J. Bertolis, Gillespie High School; Hannah Tonsor, Jersey Community High School; and Reece Davis, Southwestern High School.

Traylor is the daughter of Marcia and Tony Traylor of Carlinville. She is the founder of the Teen Advocacy Network, with which she has been involved for her junior and senior years. She was also a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America for four years, including serving as chapter president for three years, section representative for three years and state vice president of community service for one year; as well as Scholastic Bowl, the high school musical, Writing Club and WYSE. She played golf in her freshman and sophomore years. She volunteers for Macoupin Military Support Group and the county animal shelter, and she has led the work for the Elevate Energy Community Challenge. She plans to attend college to study United States history or political science, with the aim of continuing on to law school.

The award is based on leadership, dependability, service and patriotism. The DAR Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools. The faculty nominates three seniors. The senior class then selects one representative from this nominated group to receive the Good Citizen Award.

The winners will be honored at the annual student awards banquet to be held Monday, March 4, 2019. The winners’ essays have been judged, and the winner who has advanced to the district competition will be announced at the banquet.

Roberta Groppel and Katie Morgan are co-chairmen of the chapter’s Good Citizen Committee.

Grace A. Traylor